Parent Television Council react to news that Cyrus will host annual ceremony this August
The president of the Parent Television Council in America has said that he expects Miley Cyrus will make the MTV VMAs “very sexually explicit” when she hosts the annual awards ceremony next month.
The last time the singer performed at the VMAs was in 2013 when Cyrus made headlines by famously twerking on Robin Thicke during their controversial performance of his single ‘Blurred Lines’.
PTC President Tim Winter has gone on record as saying that Cyrus is an innapropriate choice to host the ceremony and that he does not expect children will be able to tune in.
“It’s not going to be safe for children to watch,” Winter told Gossip Cop. “So, they must rate it TV-MA. With Miley’s shtick, it’s probably going to be very edgy, very profane, very sexually explicit.”
Winter also criticised Cyrus for “dropping F-bombs in her announcement on social media”, and said that this is what he expects more of during the ceremony itself.
“I think it’s unfortunate she built her entire career on the backs of parents and now she’s basically giving them the middle finger,” Winter added.
The singer reappeared in 2014 after being nominated for two awards for chart-topping single ‘Wrecking Ball’. Cyrus sent the homeless Jesse Helt to accept her Video Of The Year award.
The VMAs will take place on 30 August at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre, airing live on MTV.
Nominees for the awards were announced earlier this week with Taylor Swift leading the list with nine nominations. However, the run up to the ceremony has so far been dominated by a row between Swift and Nicki Minaj with the latter arguing that black female artists are repeatedly ignored in favour of white artists.
This was a response to Minaj not getting nominated for the coveted Best Video award for her ‘Anaconda’ or ‘Feeling Myself’ videos.
Swift took this argument to be a personal slight against her and subsequently invited Minaj on stage with her to share the VMA for Best Video should she win.